To celebrate its second birthday, Pachamama, the Peruvian-inspired restaurant and bar in the heart of Marylebone has anew take on the traditional Mexican snack, the taco.
Available from today at lunch only (12-3pm Tuesday to Friday) and priced between £5.50 and £7, Pachamama’s tacos are an addition to the lunchtime menu and make for a quck bite to eat, whether you want them as a light lunch or a side dish.
There are six new tacos, made with either white or blue corn soft, gluten-free tortilla wraps to choose from. The’blue’ tacos include Ceviche, with crispy fried seabass, sweet potato, radish, salsa criolla; the Duck & Rice Taco with confit duck, spicy rice, charred corn, green lettuceand the Pulled Lamb Taco, lamb shoulder, jalapeno cream sauce, corinader.
Ã¢â‚¬ËœWhite’ tacos include theChicken Anticucho made with grilled chicken, jerk sauce, guacamole, red cabbage; Blackened Cod Taco, with blackened cod, black beans, guacamole, red onions and finally, the Green Taco with green lettuce, edamame, guacamole and crispy kale. All are available’naked’, without the taco itself.
Not to be outdone, #papasbarlondon, the bar team at Pachamama, has created a couple of mocktails to accompany the tacos. Smooth Mood is a refreshing, smoothie-style mocktail with coconut milk, passion fruit and homemade Chicha morada and Montea, herbal and smoky drink made with English breakfast tea, Oolong tea syrup, apple juice and lemon juice.
For those feeling less virtuous, however, there is Taco Loco (Del Maguey Vida, Ancho Reyes Rojo, Cocchi Torino and Campari Bitter), a fruity, spicy, smoky and bitter Negroni with a Mexican twist, specially created to go with the Central American staple.
Pachamama opened in late 2014, on Thayer Street and is a 118-cover, lower ground floor restaurant in a light-filled space with a dÃƒÂ©cor of plants, rustic tables and Art deco mirrors, near busy Marylebone High Street and Oxford Street. In the evenings, the bar specialises in Pisco cocktails and Mezcal.